Deputies arrested a 28-year-old Bradenton man after he tried to jump through a McDonald’s drive-thru window in an attempt to flee from a deputy.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies responded to the McDonald’s on Cortez Road W. on Sunday night due to reports of a suspicious person trying to climb through the drive-thru window.
One deputy entered the McDonald’s, the other went to the Taco Bell across the street to determine whether or not another party was involved.
When the deputy cleared the Taco Bell, he made his way back to the McDonald’s. When he got to the parking lot, he heard the other deputy ask for backup over the radio.
When he ran inside, he found his partner who had blood flooding down his face, attempting to detain 28-year-old Andres Hornos-Hernandez, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to the police report, when the initial deputy arrived at the McDonald’s, he began talking with Hornos-Hernandez by the front counter. Hornos-Hernandez then walked behind the counter into the kitchen, grabbing one of the employees at the drive-thru window by her shoulders. He moved her in an attempt to climb out the window.
The deputy went to detain him, at that point, Hornos-Hernandez kneed the deputy in the eye, causing him to bleed.
When the second deputy came to his partner’s aid, he attempted to grab Hornos-Hernandez in hopes of detaining him.
Hornos-Hernandez immediately began to strike the aiding deputy with a closed. The deputy deployed his Taser cartridge at the defendant. It appeared to have no effect on Hornos-Hernandez and he continued to resist their efforts, according to the deputy.
Hornos-Hernandez was able to briefly escape the deputies by slipping between two cabinets on the wet floor. He ran around the front counter, shoving an employee out of his way in the process. When a sergeant pulled up to the McDonald’s to give backup, Hornos-Hernandez tried to climb into the cruiser.
One of the deputies was able to grab Hornos-Hernandez and bring him to the ground, according to the sheriff’s office.
Hornos-Hernandez was arrested for two counts of simple battery, two counts of battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence. He remains at the Manatee County jail on a $2,500 bond.